2/11/2016 – 3:21 pm
Hancock County will begin the process of adding security features to the Hancock County Court buildings. The County Commissioners approved a resolution to conduct a study of the issue on Thursday. Earlier this week, the courts presented a plan to contract with The National Center for State Courts to review the courts in Hancock County and determine ways to modify the existing buildings and combine efforts to improve security. Commissioner Phil Riegle said that the study was a first step in that process.
Audio: Phil Riegle
The study would look at the existing structure and usage of the Hancock County Courthouse and the Hancock County Justice Center. Proposed plans could include connecting both buildings to allow for one secure entrance, helping to better regulate security. Riegle said that the county is also in talks with the City of Findlay on the proposal to see if the Municipal Court could be included in the study as well.
Audio: Phil Reigle
The current study is projected to cost over $22,000 and Riegle said that that cost could rise if the city came on board due to increasing the scope of the study. Any proposed plans would also affect ongoing plans on the development of Dorney Plaza and Riegle said that in the future, the commissioners will meet with all the partners to finalize a proposal on any project.Read More →